The England forward has excelled in Adebayor's absence by scoring four times, and although Adebayor featured regularly in the starting lineup last season, Defoe has insisted that he is happy about Adebayor's return.
Defoe said: "For me, him being back is not a problem.
"You get pressure your whole career. There has always been pressure - it is something you get used to."
Tottenham are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table.